The Australia Day Awards recognise outstanding community service to the Hindmarsh Shire community during the current year and/or outstanding service to the community over a number of years. The Awards are provided by the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) and are administered by Local Government Authorities throughout Australia.

Nominations have been extended for the 2021 Hindmarsh Shire Young Citizen of the Year. If you know a Young Citizen worthy of recognition nominate them for the 2021 Australia Day Awards.

Now, more than ever, it is important for us to highlight our community members who are shining examples for us all. Persons who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the Hindmarsh Shire community over a number of years shall be eligible.

Click here to submit your nomination online.

Click here to print a nomination form.

Alternatively, nomination forms can be collected from our Customer Service Offices via appointment by calling (03) 5391 4444 or by emailing info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

Nominations close at 12noon Wednesday 9 December 2020

Nominations should be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
Australia Day Awards
Hindmarsh Shire Council
PO Box 250, NHILL VIC 3418


Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history. Every year, Hindmarsh Shire Council hosts an event in Nhill, Dimboola, Jeparit & Rainbow for our communities to gather to reflect, respect and celebrate.

The Australia Day Committee is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and due to restrictions and the uncertain nature of the pandemic, celebrations in 2021 may look different to past years. How the region will acknowledge our Award winners is yet to be decided, however the Australia Day committees are committed to recognising and celebrating our ‘local legends’ in some way.


Following the further easing of restrictions, changes have been made to Council's Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

Our Nhill Customer Service centre is now open to members of the public from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Our Dimboola, Jeparit and Rainbow Libraries and Customer Service centres have also opened, you can find out the opening hours by visit our Libraries page here.

The Nhill Cinema will re-open in the new year.

Updated 3/12/2020